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Mexican Chicken and Rice

On days I get home late from the hospital, I'm glad this main dish comes together easily in one skillet. Sometimes, I make it ahead in the morning and refrigerate. It's so quick to just sprinkle on the cheese and reheat it for dinner.—Cindy Gage, Blair, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large skillet, saute the chicken green pepper and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender. Add the corn, broth, salsa, salt, chili powder if desired and pepper; bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 381 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 782mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • Amelia
    Jun 17, 2020

    No comment left

  • ariel
    May 19, 2020

    Love this recipe sooo much, very mouthwatering!

  • Tanya
    Mar 4, 2020

    This was a great quick recipe. I added black beans to this. Turned out great. I like mine a little spicier so next time I will adjust for that, but that is a personal preference. The recipe was hit!

  • Jamie
    Oct 16, 2019

    So easy to make and so delicious. Great meal for a cool, fall day.

  • DWare5883
    Jul 16, 2019

    Was surprised by this one as I was just expecting it to be ok, but it was pretty good. I added just a little bit of cumin, juice from half a lime, and used 1.5 cups of cheese on top.

  • Sweethart721
    Jun 25, 2019

    I love this recipe! I used hamburger and omitted the cheese!!!! Delish and quick!

  • Ruffshse
    Apr 14, 2018

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  • atass1ne
    Dec 12, 2015

    After eating this, I scheduled an urgent and elaborate surgery that will prevent me from having a bowel movement for the next 3 months. I am jealous of the toilet that will eventually swallow the remains of this incredible meal.

  • 24Leslie
    Jul 30, 2014

    Used Chipotle salsa, extra chili powder and cumin. DELICIOUS, fast & easy with things usually on hand! Thanks!

  • Chefbasil
    Nov 24, 2013

    Very boring. It's good enough to cook and eat if you're tired or lazy, but nothing really impressive at all.